The ACC basketball schedule for the 2012-13 season was released on Wednesday, with UNC seemingly having toughest road of them all. In an effort to have some fun—and possibly dig myself a deeper hole, during this long offseason haul—I will give you my predictions for every ACC game on the Tar Heels' schedule.
The conference schedule consists of 18 games for the first time, and they certainly didn't take it easy on Carolina in year one. Roy Williams' squad will face the top seven finishers (behind UNC, who won the 2011-12 title) from last season's ACC race twice and the bottom four finishers only once.
In short, the Tar Heels' schedule is as hard as it could possibly be.
That certainly won't make the loss of their top four players any easier. But Ol' Roy knows how to recruit, and there are plenty of stars in line to take their place.
After all, last year's team only had two upperclassmen starters and they made an Elite Eight with a walk-on point guard at the end. The season before, they made it just as far with Tyler Zeller as their only upperclassman starter.
So to say this team can't compete because they lost four starters is borderline ridiculous.
The Tar Heels have won or shared seven titles this millennium and will be contending for their second three-peat of the era. Could they do it in 2012-13?
It's time to make myself look brilliant or dumb.